CDC #398 – #LilyStrong

Lily is an amazing young woman. She is the daughter of one of my co-workers – and one of my best friends – Shelly. Lily loves her little sister Scarlet , her dog, crafting, sloths, and The Big Bang Theory.

Currently, Lily is at MacMaster Children’s Hospital, going through her fourth round of chemo treatment for leukemia. Her room is packed full of plush animals, the walls decorated with craft and art projects, and her IV pole is decorated as, and nicknamed, Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

So your CDC Challenge this week is to create a kick@$$ female superhero, featuring the hashtag LilyStrong. Make them teen friendly, and feel free to make them bald. Lily's sister shaved her head in solidarity, and one of her t-shirts is emblazoned with the catch phrase “No Hair…Don’t Care!”

Let’s brighten her day, the Heromachine way!

This week there will be no winner announced. This week it is all about #LilyStrong

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, January 27th.

12 Responses to CDC #398 – #LilyStrong

  1. Brons says:

    If it wouldn’t violate too much privacy can you reveal the approximate ages of Lily and Scarlet?

  2. djuby says:

    12 and 10

  3. Brons says:

    And Lily is older?

  4. djuby says:


  5. JR19759 says:

    Been a while since I entered a contest, but I got a spark of inspiration from this weeks theme.

    Hope Lili can kick Leukemia into remission as soon as possible.

  6. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    JR, I really love yours. Well done. Made me smile. 🙂

  7. Brons says:

    The name “Lily Strong” immediately made me think of a character that was something like a female cross between Tom Strong and the original Captain Marvel, a young girl, who upon uttering the magic word (in this case her own superhero name), transformed into the adult physical embodiment of her inner strength: “Lily Strong”. She should also be a member of a super-family, so, her sister scarlet, uttering the magic word gets a reflection of that power.

    So far, I only have Lily Strong:

    Still planning out Scarlet (which is already the name of a couple of superheroines in my super world.)

  8. kellkin says:


    Lilly…also known as…Remedy, has the super power of healing any injury, ailment, condition, or disease.
    She flies around the world helping anyone in need.